MIA: Missing In Action? New Barbados Labour Party website does not acknowledge existence of St Michael North East MP
There are many Barbadians who are convinced the recycled Opposing Leader in Parliament continues to live in the past when he had 12 months short of three constitutional terms in office, but the shortfall was at his own doing when Owen Arthur was mistakenly advised he could seize a fourth unprecedented term in Bajan
If you saunter over by the BLP’s blog, there remains evidence of what seems to be nostalgia – where the Contact Us segment is still at 2006, while the Cabinet listed remains in 2006/2008 – maybe this is Owen’s
politricks politics of inclusion? He is adopting the DEM’s manner of leaving their blog at 13/01/2008? If this was Jack Lemmon, I’d be reminded of “In Days of Wine & Roses” but this Barbados so I guess “These Days are Funny Nights of Rum & Hibiscuses” is more appropriate?
For a while, the nostalgia seemed reversed at the BLP’s main site where Mia Mottley was still listed as Opposition & Political Leader, but all of a sudden her Christian name has a new meaning… Missing In Action? This was picked up by the Facebook group, “Bajans Against The Return Of Owen Arthur,” whose membership has increased by approximately over 40% since last we visited!
There is nary a mention of the St Michael North East MP, plus when they built the website they did not use the F7 button before launching, so England enters a Witless Protection Program and suddenly becomes BRITIAN… I assume Britian signifies a desire on the BLP to really become a Republic by saying their are no ties to the UK but there with this BRITIAN?
I do not know if Owen, “
Ankle Holster“ Dale or Pain Payne commissioned this new site but it appears rather amateur and flat compared to the lustrous and almost 3D version which obtained before, surely they could simply have retained the services of Creative Junction and revamped the website? Having new operators is a bit deep in the pockets of Party members, considering funds are really for when next the Bell rings… Will the Party Chairman or Deputy Leader of the Opposition be frank and disclose the expense of the revision, like how Mia Mottley declared her assets in Parliament not so long ago?
BTW (For non-Internet savvy: By The Way) – Folks may wonder why PM Freundel Stuart is yet to ring the bell for St John by-elections; can it be he’s waiting 90 days to claim a Prime Ministerial pension?
Then, not only declare the seat of St John open for voting, but the entire island? I can see the DEM’s campaign as relying on former leader Rt Hon Thompson, aka: St David or the Ghost of Christmas Past, in addition they will try to capitalise on rebuilding Barbados after Tomas (incl. of the Wharf Rd set to re-open Monday) as efforts of carrying the island forward.
If done correctly, Owen may well see another 60 months in the wilderness before he gets a chance at the brass ring once again, will he be able to grasp it then? Or will he just stick to leading BARP meetings and receiving pension cheques reflecting his erstwhile PM salary?